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  • AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

    PEOPLE V. HECTOR MORA- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a)/12022(b)(1),Corporal Injury on a Cohabitant with the Use of a Knife and admission to a Strike. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Goodwin.

  • AS HEARD IN COURT AUGUST 14, 2020

    PAROLE DENIED!

     PEOPLE V. FRANCISCO MEDINA:  A parole hearing was conducted today from California State Prison, Corcoran for Inmate Francisco Medina. On October 28, 1999, Inmate Medina was 18 years old when he committed the life offense of Second Degree Murder by shooting and killing 19-year-old victim, Christopher Clark in Willows, CA. Inmate Medina was 19 years old when he was sentenced to 15 years to life.  Inmate Medina was 31 years old at his first parole hearing in 2013 when parole was previously denied. Since that parole hearing, he obtained a new felony conviction in 2017, Possession of Heroin in Prison, for an additional and consecutive two year sentence from Kings County. The Parole Board denied Inmate Medina's parole for 1 year, when he will be eligible for a hearing for a third time. The parole hearing was virtually attended by Assistant District Attorney Ruby Neumann, who opposed the parole on behalf of Glenn County as well as 6 surviving family members of Mr. Christopher Clark.  Thank you to Glenn County Sheriff's Office Lt. Gibbs and Facilities/I.T. Technician Roy Medina for setting up and making the jail conference available for the Virtual Hearing.

     

  • AS HEARD IN COURT AUGUST 7, 2020

    PEOPLE V. DANIEL FALLON-  Defendant was convicted of a felony violations of Penal Code sections 243.9(a), Battery Committed by Gassing as two separate felony counts, a third felony of 243.1, Battery Against a Custodial Officer, and a Prior Strike. Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of 245(a)(4), Assault with Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury and felony 273.6(d), Disobeying a Court Order with Violence/Threat and Prior and was found in violation of probation for the 2nd time. Defendant was sentenced to 9 years 4 months state prison and probation was terminated. The case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Lemmon, Loudermilk, White, Draper, Sheldon, Cortez, Alves, Reynolds, Chavez, Lt. Gibbs, and Sgt. Melgarejo, and Glenn County Probation Department Officers Moize and Ortiz.

  • AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 31, 2020

    PEOPLE V. FERNANDO GARCIA-  Defendant, 22-year-old from Orland, CA, was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 192(a), Voluntary Manslaughter. On or about November 24, 2017 the Orland Police Department responded to the sound of shots fired in the area of Date Street and Rennat Way. The victims were invited over to buy guns from the Defendant and Co-Defendant Ricardo Garcia. One victim, Luis Mercado, was shot in the leg and was transported to Enloe Medical Center. The officers learned there was a second victim, Javier Montalvo, found deceased in the garage of the residence at the scene of the crime. Defendant was sentenced to 11 years state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Orland Police Department Officers Simpson and Mills, Sergeants Johnson and Cessna, and Chief Vlach, CHP Willows, and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Barnes and Zarate, and Lt. Gibbs. 

     

  • AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 10, 2020

    PEOPLE V. BRIAN MICHAUD - Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 288a(c)(1), Oral Copulation of a Child Under 10 Years Old. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office former Detective Knight (now Glenn County DA Chief Investigator) and Deputy Alves. 

  • AS HEARD IN COURT JUNE 19, 2020

    PAROLE DENIED!
    PEOPLE V. ELLESBURY, CLARENCE - In 1992, Inmate Clarence Vern Ellesbury was convicted of Penal Code section 187, Second-Degree Murder for killing his wife. The murder occurred when Ellesbury learned his wife had been unfaithful to him and he responded by strangling her to death with his bare hands. Ellesbury then packed her deceased body and her children into the car and drove to a remote location to dump her body. Please see the attached 1991 Press Release photo for more information on the facts of the case. The 
    Glenn County Sheriff's Office then Detective Buxton and then Officer Randall (who later became mayor of Orland, California) later arrested Ellesbury when he attempted to return to his wife’s body with plans to conceal/dispose of it further in order to cover up his crimes. This case was originally prosecuted by DA Bob Holzapfel. Inmate Ellesbury was sentenced to 15 years to life and has had parole granted at the last 2 parole hearings. However, in reviewing the last 2 decisions to release Inmate Ellesbury, the Governor overrode the Parole Board’s decision and has kept Inmate Ellesbury in prison. A primary reason for a denial is that this Inmate continued to pose an unreasonable risk to the public.
    On June 17th 2020, a 3rd parole hearing was held for Inmate Ellesbury at Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) in Tracy, California. DDA Coffey attended the hearing on behalf of the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office to argue against the Inmate’s release on parole. After nearly 3 hours of testimony and deliberations, the Parole Board voted to deny Inmate Ellesbury’s parole for 3 years.

    PEOPLE V. VILLASENOR-OROZCO, BARTOLO - Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 288(a), Lewd and Lascivious Acts on a Child Under 14, to wit a 9 year old. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Lemmon.

  • AS HEARD IN COURT JUNE 5, 2020

    PEOPLE v. SYNDERGAARD, BRETT-  Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of Vehicle Code sections 23153(a), DUI with Injury and Penal Code section 243.1, Battery on Custodial Officer and was found in violation of probation for the 8th timeDefendant was sentenced to 2 years 8 months state prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart wiith assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Permann. 

  • AS HEARD IN COURT MAY 8, 2020

    PEOPLE V. RATLEY, MICHAEL - Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 666.5, Vehicle Theft with a Prior and felony 118(a), Perjury to Obtain Welfare Fraud Aid. Defendant was sentenced to 180 days jail, pay restitution of $3,192.45, and 3 years formal probation. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from the Glenn County Sheriff's Office Detective Lopeteguy and Deputies Zarate and Johnsen and Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency - HHSA Special Investigations Unit Investigator McClain.